Are you wondering if doing Zumba is an effective way to lose weight? Zumba is very popular for good reasons. It is an amazing and fun way to work out. It does not feel like exercising at all. You can start Zumba regardless of your age and fitness level.
Zumba is very effective for weight loss. If you decided it is time to lose weight, Zumba is a great choice for that. Remember there is more to weight loss that just exercise. You also have to watch your diet, drink plenty of water, get enough restful sleep, avoid stress and fatigue as much as possible.
Prefer a whole food plant based diet with lots of fruits and veggies, grains, legumes, nuts and seeds. You will have plenty of energy and feel motivated to exercise. Even if you never done Zumba, you probably already heard so many great things about it. I definitely recommend you to try it!
Zumba is high energy and requires a bit of stamina. But it is perfect for a beginner, as there are many different forms of Zumba, just like yoga. It feels a lot like a dance party, less than boring exercising. It is a whole body workout that will strengthen your upper body as well if you incorporate light weights.
You don't have to be a great dancer to try out Zumba. Start slowly, listen to your body, do what feels right for you and focus and enjoying yourself. Zumba works every muscle group and burn plenty of calories.
To lose weight with Zumba, you have to practice regularly. If you are truly enjoying the Zumba workout, you will come back to it easily and see the results you expect. This will keep you motivated to continue as well.
I would definitely recommend Zumba if you are trying to lose weight. Though it is more important to find a type of exercise you enjoy doing. Working out should not be a chore, but a healthy way to take care of your body. It is worth the effort.
Zumba offers a very good cardiovascular workout. It has many benefits for your health. It will boost your metabolism, strengthen your muscles, bones and joints, increase your balance, coordination and stamina. Again, don't forget the healthy diet!
To lose excess body fat, and keep the results long term, you need more muscles burning calories faster. Zumba burns lost of calories per minute. Don't worry about that. Still it depends on how hard you're working.
Alternating periods of intense effort followed by periods of slower-paced recovery is the way to go. Work your whole body and tone every muscle group. You gain core and back strength practicing Zumba. Doing a lot of Zumba is good for you if you keep your diet in check.
The more Zumba you do, the faster you will lose weight. Getting 30 minutes of physical activity daily is recommended. You can do Zumba only a few times per week but try to do another activity as well such as jogging, cycling, swimming.
Hopefully when you find Zumba classes fun, you will get on the right track. Improving your respiration efficiency, blood circulation, heart health, flexibility and overall well-being.
About the Author: Alex Assoune
Alex Assoune (MSc) is a global health and environmental advocate. He founded Panaprium to inspire others with conscious living, ethical, and sustainable fashion. Alex has worked in many countries to address social and environmental issues. He speaks four languages and holds two Master of Science in Engineering from SIGMA and IFPEN schools.